About Kate Franke


“With a chai latte and a slice of pumpkin bread in hand, I’m ready to tackle the world!”

-Kate Franke


My name is Kate Franke (she/her). I am a home and lifestyle focused writer. I am interning at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine through the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). The main components of my position are assisting the features teams with research, product sourcing, and fact-checking as well as conceptualizing and writing front-of-book articles. I am looking for a full-time editorial position at a home and lifestyle publication.


Before my internship with Food Network and Pioneer Woman magazines, I apprenticed at Dotdash Meredith with their Premium Publishing Home Design team where I produced and wrote front-of-book and main edit articles. After the apprenticeship, I freelanced for the team until I began my current internship at Hearst. I have bylines in Food Network Magazine, The Pioneer Woman, Dream Kitchens & Baths, Cottage Style, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Modern Farmhouse Style, BHG, Drake Mag, and The Times-Delphic.


I graduated summa cum laude from Drake University in May 2022 with a B.A. and B.A.J.M.C. While at Drake, I majored in Magazine Media and Writing with a minor in Leadership Development. I received honors from Kappa Tau Alpha and Sigma Tau Delta, as well as a Top Scholar Award for the highest overall grade point average in the School of Journalism & Mass Communications.


I love curating beautiful spaces. Whether it be a tablescape for a summer soirée or an outfitted lounge area for a movie marathon, a well-designed space acts as a source of inspiration and puts my mind at ease. Perhaps it’s the ruling Venus in me, but nothing pleases me more than a space that reflects the mood and passions of the person inhabiting it. When I’m not designing or writing, I can be found window shopping in nearby small towns. For my fellow small town lovers, I highly recommend Galena, IL, and Stillwater, MN, especially during autumn. The leaves are out of this world!